Saturday, July 23, 2016

Q1. India and Bangladesh has opened the newly constructed modern integrated check-post at Petrapole-Benapole point of the India-Bangladesh border in...............?
a) Bihar
b) West Bengal
c) Tripura
d) Sikkim
e) Assam
(Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are scheduled to inaugurate it through video conference and also be linked to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee.) 

Q2. India and which of the following countries have signed a Social Security Agreement (SSA) that will come into force on 1st October 2016 recently?
a) Germany
b) Russia
c) France
d) Bangladesh
e) Japan
(The Ministry of External Affairs (Investment, Technology Promotion and Energy Security Division), the competent authority for negotiating and concluding SSAs along with the Employee’s Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has completed the formalities for the Agreement to enter into force. The SSA will benefit Indian and Japanese professionals and skilled workers working in each other’s country and will also boost bilateral business linkages.)

Q3. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post-facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of _______________ Confederation for cooperation in skill development.
a) USA
b) Canada
c) Switzerland
d) Japan
e) Mongolia
(The MoU was signed on 22.6.2016 during the visit of a delegation led by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to Switzerland from 20th – 22nd June, 2016.)

Q4. To boost tourism across the nation, the Ministry of Tourism has approved project worth how much crore for development of Krishna and Heritage circuit of State of Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme?
a) Rs 275 Crore
b) Rs 500 Crore
c) Rs 450 Crore
d) Rs 1000 Crore
e) Rs 150 Crore
(Tourism Ministry gave nod to the projects, amounting to Rs 195 crore for Krishna Circuit in Haryana and Rajasthan, while projects worth Rs 80 crore were approved for Heritage Circuit on Mahatma Gandhi theme in Gujarat.)

Q5. Seven Indian companies have made it to the latest Fortune 500 list of the world's biggest corporations in terms of revenue. Which company has topped the global rankings?
a) IBM
b) Walmart
c) Microsoft
d) Google
e) Pepsico
(The list is topped by the retail giant Walmart with revenue of $482,130 million, followed by State Grid (revenue of $329,601 million) and China National Petroleum ($299,271 million) at the second and third place respectively. While among Indian firms, Indian Oil Corporation ranked highest at 161st place with revenue of $54.7 billion. However, another state-run firm ONGC has moved out of the rankings for 2016 and private gems and jewelry major Rajesh Exports has made its debut at the 423rd position.)

Q6. On the third day of Parliament’s monsoon session, the Union Cabinet gave its approval for establishment of a new All India Institute Medical Science (AIIMS) in which of the following cities?
a) Darbhanga, Bihar
b) Jodhpur, Rajasthan
c) Nainital, Uttarakhand
d) Malda, West Bengal
e) Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
(The much awaited plan of developing AIIMS at Gorakhpur will be starting soon as the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has also approved initial budget of Rs 1,011 crore to start the work. As assembly elections is due early next year, experts believe that the decision by the Union Cabinet has been taken by the Centre to lure large number of voters present in the state.)

Q7. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a plan to set up a 1,980 MW thermal power plant at Ghatampur in which state?
a) Bihar
b) West Bengal
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Uttar Pradesh
e) Maharashtra
(The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Has given its approval for installation of Ghatampur Thermal Power Project (GTPS) of 1,980 MW (3 X 660 MW) capacity through a joint venture company named Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Ltd (NUPPL) formed jointly by Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd(UPRVUNL). The project will be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 17,237.8 crore, including interest during construction component of Rs 3,202.42 crore.)
Q8. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and which of the following countries for strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Digital Economy has been apprised by the Union Cabinet?
a) South Sudan
b) Mangolia
c) UAE
d) Tunisia
e) Bhutan
(The agreements intends to foster active cooperation and exchange between private entities, Governments, institutions involved in enhancing capacity building and other public and private organisations of the two countries in the field of ICT and Digital Economy.)

Q9. Which of the following north eastern states has been issued to the meritorious students and the Central government has directly deposited the amount to the respective account of the students to boost education and development of the tribal section of society?
a) Assam
b) Meghalaya
c) Tripura
d) Nagaland
e) Mizoram
(With launching of digital India by Modi government, Ministry of Minority has directly deposited scholarship to the bank account of all merit students without any involvement of state scholarship board. In the ongoing minority scholarship scheme, students who are in standard 1 to 5 are given Rs 1000 and students who are in class 5 to 10 are given Rs 5000. Altogether, 47,685 students have so far received tribal scholarship)

Q10. Which company has bagged $1.6 billion (Rs. 10,752 crore) engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract from the world’s largest oil firm, Saudi Aramco, for the development of the second phase of Hasbah Offshore Gas field located off the coast of Saudi Arabia?
a) ONGC
b) IOC
c) Ambuja Cement
d) Larsen and Toubro (L&T)
e) None of the above 

(The contract was awarded to L&T’s wholly owned subsidiary, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), in consortium with EMAS CHIYODA Subsea (ECS), a 50:50 joint venture company owned by Ezra Holdings Limited and Chiyoda Corporation, according to a company statement. L&T’s share in the contract value is approximately over 60 per cent or over Rs.6,451 crore.)

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